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School district wants more info on poll workers

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Madison School District wants background checks on any poll workers in school buildings on election days.

The city is looking into the time and cost required for background checks on more than 2,000 poll workers. City clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says they also need to settle on the criteria that would be needed to pass a background check.

Currently, poll workers take an oath and attend a training session. Never before has the school district asked for background checks. Assistant superintendent Erick Kass tells the State Journal (http://bit.ly/xWFr1e ) the district is trying to improve school safety based on a recent security assessment.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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